Consulting veterinarian Keith Aljets from southeast Iowa said that sow farms he works with are getting from 14 to 16 pigs born alive in some litters, and go the extra mile to keep ALL of them alive.
The new Seaboard Triumph Foods packing plant in Sioux City, Iowa, is the $300 million joint-venture investment of two Pork Powerhouses, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods.
While President Trump talks tough about trade agreements that don’t well serve U.S. interests, the U.S. pork industry is quietly setting export records this year.
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After his daughter's death, Dale Reicks started building sow farms. He grew from 1,200 sows in 2003 to 15,000 sows by 2009. Today, that number is 32,500.
The owner of Iowa Select Farms is in expansion mode with a sow count that will reach 200,000 by this fall.
Niman Ranch Pork is looking for growers to produce pigs in bedded pens and pastures for health-conscious consumers of natural pork.